The Nazi War On Art

 

Of the many despicable acts performed by the evil and perverse Nazi Party, their attack on anything they believed to be “degenerate art” was among the worst. Any work on art by a Jewish artist was automatically deemed degenerate. This is a very interesting article about this appalling  anti-intellectual, anti-Semitic, anti-modern age policy.

 

From the New York Times

 

First, They Came for the Art

‘Degenerate Art,’ at Neue Galerie, Recalls Nazi Censorship

 

By HOLLAND COTTERMARCH 13, 2014

 

“Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937,” at the Neue Galerie, opens with a quietly devastating compare-and-contrast. The walls of the narrow hallway leading onto the first gallery are covered with facing photomurals.

 

The image in one dates from 1938. It shows the exterior of the Haus der Kunst (House of the Arts) in Berlin where the traveling antimodernist exhibition called “Entartete Kunst” — “Degenerate Art” — has opened. The line of visitors waiting to get in stretches down the street.

 

The remainder of the article is here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/14/arts/design/degenerate-art-at-neue-galerie-recalls-nazi-censorship.html?emc=edit_tnt_20140314&nlid=46563708&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/